Keith Olbermann

#MelnykOut: Owner's musings on moving Sens brings outrage on social media

If Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk was looking to shake the bushes with his veiled comments Friday night that he might consider moving the team, he got …

Omarosa Bites Back After Hearing ‘You’re Fired’

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump often quoted lyrics from a song called “The Snake.” It is about a woman who befriends a sickly that …

Donald Trump

Alabama Proves Sanity Can Defeat Bannonism

As the 10 p.m. hour played out on Fox News Channel Tuesday night, you didn’t even need to turn on the sound to know that Democrat Doug Jones had …

Steve Bannon

“Eminem? Jay-Z? They’re a combined 92 years old! Does their music even matter?”

Yes, it does. Rap’s never been this great and this old before.<p>2017’s two most commercially successful and critically judged rap albums are assuredly …

Music

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”

A federal appeals court in Chicago has released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in the case of Brendan Dassey.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, <b>Donald Trump</b> and myriad other …

James B. Comey

Is CNN Too Fair to Trump?

Carl Bernstein still carries lots of street cred in journalism, so forgive his mixed metaphors in pursuit of truth.<p>He spoke Sunday of the escalating …

Donald Trump

’Casting About

On <i>Need to Know</i>, Mona and I talk about Alabama, Israel, and other weighty matters. Then, toward the end, we discuss <i>Hogan’s Heroes</i>, where we really …

Conservative View

Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Is Just As Bad As His Father’s

Comparing Donald Trump Jr. and President Donald Trump’s Twitter accounts gives a whole new meaning to the term “like father, like son.”<p>The Republican …

Donald Trump

MSNBC Fights Back Against Fox News Propaganda Factory

As Minister of Propaganda for the Radical Republicans, Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel fluffs up amateur President Donald Trump while huffing and …

Donald Trump

“Untouchable” by Eminem Review | Pitchfork

For those still scratching their heads over Eminem’s epic Trump diss at the 2017 BET Awards, no, his wokeness wasn’t a one-off. He followed that virtual-watercooler moment with “Walk on Water,” a wan power ballad that fails superstar guest Beyoncé. Now, for his second track from next week’s album</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

There Are Already New iPhone Rumors, And They’re Fairly Credible

Yes, we know, the iPhone X has barely even been on the market a month. But, once Apple debuts a new iPhone, the countdown begins for next September, and the rumors begin firing up. But the first set to arrive are some fairly credible reports that a cheaper, sturdier iPhone X is on the way.<p>According …

Consumer Tech

Ron Meyer, who coached the 'Pony Express' at SMU and won an NFL game with an improvised snowplow, dies at 76

Ron Meyer, the football coach behind Southern Methodist U​​​​​​​niversity's powerhouse "Pony Express" teams who later called for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick a winning field goal in one of the NFL's memorable moments, has died. He was 76.<p>Meyer died Tuesday after …

College & University

Expand Your View: 12 Best Books on Politics to Read Now - Signature

Donald Trump’s presidency has rocked the lives of many Americans. Most of us can’t help but ask the question, is our democracy coming to an end? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt think it is, in fact, coming to a slow, painful end. They’ve spent two decades studying the …

Donald Trump

ESPN: can The Worldwide Leader in Sports manage its own decline?

The sports broadcaster has been buffeted by layoffs, declining revenue and a stormy political climate. Will it adapt to a changed media landscape?<p>In the summer of 1998, ESPN did what successful American sports entities tend to do: it opened a restaurant. Located in Baltimore, the ESPN Zone was less …

Sport (Australia)

Stumping for Roy Moore, Steve Bannon Spits Fire at Mitt Romney

On Tuesday night, CNN kept promising a big Steve Bannon show. Bannon—whisperer to amateur President Donald Trump and shouter to the world—was making …

Donald Trump

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping scandal - CBSSports.com

The IOC drops the hammer on Russia for its failure to comply with anti-doping standards<p>The International Olympic Committee ruled Tuesday that Russia …

Olympics

The Key to Understanding Don Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. attends the inauguration of his father at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20.Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. has all the …

Donald Trump

Gee, Why Do Surveys Show Very Polarized Opinions on Media's Fairness?

Craig Silverman at BuzzFeed is alarmed at a new liberal survey: “The presidency of Donald Trump has caused Democrats to experience a surge in …

Donald Trump

Lindsey Graham Warns War With North Korea Is Imminent

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said something silly last week about amateur President Donald Trump. John Dickerson of CBS could …

North Korea

Three Things You Need to Know – December 4, 2017

Real Fake NewsWhat were Brian Ross and ABC News thinking?On Friday, Brian Ross, who has been an investigative correspondent for ABC News for 23 …

Trump Tower

Ad Age's Magazines of the Year 2017: See All the Winners

When we started working on the annual Ad Age Magazines of the Year package in the fall, there were six large magazine publishers: American Media …

Business

Fox News Contributor Lashes Out at Matt Lauer, Keith Olbermann: ‘F— Both of You’

Fox News contributor Robert J. O’Neill took to Twitter and Instagram to express some curious views on the recent Matt Lauer scandal, including Keith …

Matt Lauer

ABC News Suspends Investigative Reporter Brian Ross for Michael Flynn Error

ABC News has suspended chief investigative reporter Brian Ross for errors made during his reporting on the guilty plea of former National Security …

Michael Flynn

Sunday Morning Uni Watch

<i>By Phil Hecken and the SMUW Gang</i> <br>Follow @PhilHecken<p>On the penultimate weekend for non-Bowl college football, we were treated to a much smaller slate …

College Football

Is Mike Flynn Really Going To Bring Down Donald Trump?

<i>Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making</i> …

Conservative View

Frotcast 352: Matt Lauer, Infinity Wars, Featuring Laremy

–<p><i>Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as).</i><p><i>You can also listen on Stitcher.</i><p>This week, former Film.com head critic Laremy Legel joins us to talk about the curious phenomenon of trailer reaction videos — specifically as it relates to <i>Avengers: Infinity Wars</i> — and, …

Matt Lauer

#ThingsITrustMoreThanFoxNews hashtag campaign hilariously roasts Trump’s favorite network

On Saturday afternoon, conservatives tried to troll CNN with a #ThingsITrustMoreThanCNN hashtag campaign, which backfired when it was quickly …

Liberal View

The Layoff Effect: What Is ESPN After the Carnage?

How should we think about ESPN after the carnage? It’s a tough question. ESPN isn’t “dying.” It’s not even losing money. Let me direct you to a …

Jemele Hill

Down the hatch, &c.

The suicide of war criminals; the power of the U.S. president; the Most Representative State; and more<p>Rather than serve a prison sentence, Slobodan …

Conservative View

Who will replace Matt Lauer? Megyn Kelly, Ann Curry top names already floating

As the story behind Matt Lauer's unexpected exit from "Today" unfolds, speculation is already beginning about how will take his slot.<p>As of early Wednesday, viewers seem to think the most possible option is Megyn Kelly -- although not all are thrilled about it. The show's newest addition infamously …

Matt Lauer